Definition of food mile in English:

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food mile


A mile over which a food item is transported from producer to consumer, as a unit of measurement of the fuel used to do this.
Example sentences
  • I know we are told that 50 per cent of the road haulage miles are food miles.
  • Whatever the argument about food miles, Ruth's products do come direct from the farm it just so happens that the farm is in Greece.
  • Approximately half of the road miles which they accumulate are food miles.

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Syllabification: food mile

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